Isn’t it great that there are lots of ways to mush things together and the results taste spectacular? Soups, for example, smoothies, combination juices. The wonderful pesto and hummus. The wonderful mushing together of pastes, oils, nuts, seeds, cheeses, yoghurts, creams, fruits, herbs, spices and vegetables make for an endless variety of goodies. Even lentils…
Pesto is pretty good, no? Sweet basil with pine nuts, garlic and parmesan, it is so easy but so jolly good. I make it and put it in the freezer, so after late nights at work I can whip up a plate of pasta, dress it with pesto and throw in some halved cherry tomatoes….
Hand made, home made pesto is the most exquisite of creations. Do try it.
Pesto is one of those essentials, a perennial item in the fridge. Learn to play with it to vary textures and tastes.
While Basil is the traditional ingredient for pesto, it can be made from a range of ingredients. Try it out with Coriander. And because pine nuts are so expensive at the moment, try it with cashews or hazelnuts.